Opportunity for your club to get a free Makeover

The City of Greater Geraldton is at the forefront of club development in the Mid West, being the only local government to employ a Club Development Officer – in partnership with the Department of Sport and Recreation.

Now the seven‐year partnership is about to take a more focused approach to building the capacity of local clubs with the Our Club Rules! Club Makeover Program.

The proposal is to develop partnerships with up to six selected community clubs, three sporting and three non‐sporting, over a three‐year period to guide the clubs towards attaining sustainable, best practice outcomes, by up‐skilling club representatives to pass on newly acquired skills to successive generations of club representatives.

City Sport and Recreation Club Development Officer, Ryan Thompson, said all Geraldton clubs would be invited to a workshop presented by Ian Crawford, an acclaimed guru in community club governance.

“The workshop – 7 steps to high performing community organisations – will offer an introduction to strategic planning, including how to align with the City’s Strategic Plan, how to run a good committee meeting and some key points for improving the finances of clubs,” he said.

“The workshop will also act as the launch of the Our Club Rules! Club Makeover Program and following the workshop, interested clubs can submit an expression of interest to be involved in the Club Makeover Program.

“Once selected, the clubs will be provided with hands‐on support and guidance from local experts to improve identified areas of need, they will be provided with opportunities to explore previously ignored areas and boost already successful aspects over the three‐year period.

“The program will be tailored so as to meet each club’s individual needs,” said Mr Thompson.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, November 7 at the City’s Function Room, 63 Cathedral Avenue from 6.30pm. A light supper will be provided, so RSVPs are critical and should be sent to Ryan Thompson at ryant@cgg.wa.gov.au by Friday, November 1.



Profile for Ian Crawford

Formerly a Physical Education teacher, Ian has taught and coached in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Canada in sports ranging from Soccer to Shooting, Archery to Abseiling. During time with mountain rescue in Wales and as a personal trainer in London, Ian worked closely with Manchester Untied, British Rugby Union and Olympic Team.

Ian returned to Perth to work as an Organisational Consultant with the Ministry of Sport and Recreation, which saw him work throughout Australia, Botswana, Lesotho, Malaysia and India.

As the owner and principal trainer of Candor Training and Consultancy, he now trains and coaches managers and leaders in Australia and internationally, including Denmark, Mongolia, China and Vietnam. Ian specialises in assisting leadership groups in developing sustainable high performing teams.

In addition to his leadership work he continues to be a highly regarded performance coach for business owners and members of professional sporting teams throughout Australia.

Clients include:

- Rio Tinto
- Barrick Gold
- Woodside

- Vietnam Oil
- Orica
- Local Government

- Maersk Oil and Gas, - Downer
- Federal Government - Xstrata

- State Government
- Australian Sport Commission

In addition, Ian draws upon over 20 years of experience working with not for profit organisations to deliver mentoring and workshop sessions to assist community organisations to achieve greater impact.

Ian is a sought after coach and facilitator around the world for his unique, inspiring and challenging style of delivery that moves participants and organisations to achieve more success than they ever thought possible.



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